“If you ever want to start a band, hit me up.” This passing comment from Sean Shepherd to Asher Schraeter sparked the beginning of All Nation. The name, All Nation, was inspired from the vast musical and personal differences between band members. With ages ranging from 19 to 26, the group consists of Sean “Unique” Shepherd as the lead vocalist, Asher Schraeter who plays the guitar, Earl Shepherd their keyboardist, Keegan Wolfe on the drums, and Kevin Shaigany who plays bass guitar.
Formed in March of 2010, Earl describes their music as “a mixture of mainly Hip-Hop and Rock, with bits and pieces of other genres thrown in.” Harmonizing rap-like vocals over melodic instruments, All Nation gained the edge they needed to place first in a Hot97 showcase this August. “The fact that we had won almost felt surreal to us,” Asher told Yeah New York.